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Mobile Volume Measurement Device on Fork Truck a Success
David Simmons

Mobile Volume Measurement Device on Fork Truck a Success

Recently one of DMC's customers, LTS Scale, issued a press release describing the first fork-truck-mounted dimensional weighing system. DMC worked closely with this customer from the first stages of research through the development of the system and into product production, successfully delivering a flexible and robust system that met numerous design challenges along the way. The system uses a laser and camera to reconstruct a 3D environment, identifies the object being measured and returns ...

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David Simmons

Programming Standards

As a company specialized in selling engineering solutions, DMC spends a great deal of time developing software. We believe that there are great benefits to establishing programming standards, which, if used properly, improves the quality of code and decreases the time that it takes to bring new engineers onto a project. Benefits of standardization include making code: Modular & reusable Readable & understandable Easier to debug All of these features decrease our custome...

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.NET Commenting Macro
David Simmons

.NET Commenting Macro

At DMC, one of our core values is to "Share Information". Sharing information is critical while working with other engineers on many projects, including projects that use our Microsoft Visual Studio .NET skill set. One way we communicate with each other is by adding comments into source code when making changes - it creates a visual record that is useful in determining when and why a change was made. However, it can become tedious to manually enter comments with my initials and toda...

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PC-Based Controls vs Dedicated Controllers
David Simmons

PC-Based Controls vs Dedicated Controllers

Mike Bacidore over at ControlDesign.com has written an insightful article discussing the recent shift of many of their readers from using traditional PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers) to using more powerful PACs (Programmable Automation Controllers). I believe this points to an overall industry trend towards customers wanting robust and reliable systems which are more intelligent, and able to transfer data easily from device to device. Mike also notes how a smaller number of his readers p...

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